Striker Wells pledges to stay at Huddersfield for rest of season

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LONDON, Jan 21, CMC – Nahki Wells failed to add to his goal tally on Saturday as promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town moved up to third place in the English Championship with a 2-0 home win over Ipswich Town, but the Bermudian striker has assured his West Yorkshire club that he will remain with them until the end of the season.

Wells, 26, has been linked with a potential move away from the club during this month’s transfer window.

However, the Bermuda international said he had no interest in leaving the club during the present transfer period.

“I can guarantee I will be here till the end of season, that’s for sure,” Wells said. “I am not tempted or swayed by any speculation.

“I know in football things change quickly. But for right now I am focused on this season and a 100 per cent Town player till the end of the season.”

Wells, who has scored seven goals this term, insists that his sole focus is on Huddersfield’s bid for promotion to the Premier League.

Huddersfield moved up to third place behind leaders Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion as Isaiah Brown (41 minutes) and Christopher Schindler (57) sealed the three points against Ipswich.

“I still have my targets individually and as a club,” Wells said before the match. “But most importantly it’s collectively and it’s the goal. The goal to try and finish in that promotion place – and I would like to think that we have what it takes to get through.”

Wells is rumoured to be an £8 million (US$9.9 million) target for fellow Championship sides Norwich City and Fulham.

Speculation that he could be on his way out of the John Smith’s Stadium heightened after head coach David Wagner revealed that Wells had turned down a new contract offer in the summer.

“Speculation is part of the game, especially at this time of the year,” Wells said. “But my focus is on this club and helping us achieve success.

“That’s football. The better you do the better it is for the club, the more interest there is elsewhere. That’s just standard.”

Meanwhile, winger Reggie Lambe missed League Two Carlisle United’s 1-1 draw at Accrington Stanley, which kept them in third place, as he flew home to play for Bermuda in their friendly international against Canada at the National Stadium on Sunday.

Canada have never lost to Bermuda, winning four and drawing four since the teams’ first meeting in 1968. Canada won 3-0 when they teams last met in March 2007.